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Natural Morning Sickness Remedies

Around 70 percent of all pregnant women will have at least a little bit of morning sickness during pregnancy. What’s unfortunate about morning sickness is the fact that many of the medications you might otherwise use for nausea or an upset stomach haven’t been tested to be safely used by pregnant women. In addition, many women choose to avoid medications whenever possible during pregnancy, even if they may usually be considered safe. Fortunately, there are a number of natural morning sickness remedies that you can consider to help with your suffering.

Here are some of the best natural morning sickness remedies:

  • Ginger. Ginger has long been used to help calm an upset stomach, and it’s a wonderful option during pregnancy. Ginger tea is one way you can use ginger to soothe your morning sickness. Ginger supplements may be another way. Some women experience success with a ginger ale soda, but you’ll want to make sure you’re avoiding too much caffeine of course.
  • Other supplements. In addition to ginger, there are a variety of other nutritional supplements that you might consider using for morning sickness, such as peppermint. Peppermint teas, supplements using peppermint and other sources of peppermint are also very often good options.
  • Prevention. One of the most important natural remedies for morning sickness is more along the lines of prevention. It is important to avoid those things that might trigger your morning sickness. This would include things like foods that are high in saturated fats, foods that are spicy, and foods that tend to have strong smells. In addition, eating small and frequent meals rather than 3 large meals during the day may help with morning sickness, as it will keep you from feeling either too hungry or too full. In addition, prenatal vitamins may occasionally be responsible for morning sickness, though if you believe this to be the case you should definitely speak with your health care provider before you stop taking them.

The good news is that your morning sickness, eventually, will go away. By about the 12th week of pregnancy, you can expect it to dissipate, giving you some relief from some of those early frustrations of pregnancy.

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Is an Upset Stomach the Same as Morning Sickness?

One of the most common signs of pregnancy is morning sickness. Morning sickness is, in the broadest sense of the term, a number of different degrees of stomach trouble, of which having an upset stomach would be included. It’s important to understand that morning sickness doesn’t always include vomiting. Morning sickness can be very different from one woman to the next. Approximately 70 percent of pregnant women will experience some morning sickness during their pregnancy. This upset stomach can be a continual thing for some women, although many experience morning sickness only at particular times of the day. Morning sickness can vary from a slightly whoozy feeling to an upset stomach to full-blown vomiting.

An upset stomach due to morning sickness can appear as early as the second week of pregnancy. For most women, however, it probably won’t start until sometime between the fourth and sixth weeks of your pregnancy. Usually, morning sickness and that upset stomach will last for about five to seven weeks. In the vast majority of women, it subsides sometime between your 12th and 14th week of pregnancy.

Morning sickness and upset stomach during pregnancy are usually caused by changing hormone levels. During pregnancy, your body builds up a certain amount of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This is the same hormone that a pregnancy test looks for. That hormone will build up in your system until about 12 weeks of pregnancy. From there, it starts to decrease, which is when many women find they no longer have an upset stomach or morning sickness.

There are a few things you can do in order to reduce the frequency and severity of your upset stomach during pregnancy. Avoiding foods that are high in saturated fats, foods that are particularly spicy and foods with strong smells may help. Eating more frequent snacks and smaller meals can help keep you from getting too hungry or too full. You might be able to counter than morning sickness upset stomach with a variety of herbal products. Many women find luck with ginger, which has been used for centuries to help with upset stomach. The good news is that you can expect it to subside by about the time you hit your second trimester.

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Safely Handling Morning Sickness

Pregnancy is like no other time in your life. The things that you put into your body matter now perhaps more than at any other time. What makes this particularly frustrating is that pregnancy brings with it so many physical symptoms and side effects. For example, if you were feeling nauseous and you weren’t pregnant, you’d probably take an anti-nausea medication and be done with it. Unfortunately, many of the anti-nausea medications on the market today either haven’t been sufficiently tested so as to be safe during pregnancy, or are even known to potentially cause harm.

Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to safely handle morning sickness.

One of the most important things you can do to safely handle morning sickness is to choose your foods wisely. Fatty foods and spicy foods tend to exacerbate morning sickness. So do foods that have a strong smell. That elevated sense of smell that is so common among pregnant women mean that they are much more sensitive to smells. Therefore, smells are more likely to make you feel nauseous when you are pregnant. Choosing to eat several small meals throughout the day rather than three large ones will also help with morning sickness, because it prevents you from becoming either too hungry or too full.

Ginger is another wonderful way to safely handle morning sickness. Ginger root supplements, for example, may give you some relief. Many women prefer to drink a ginger tea when they are pregnant. Ginger is tremendously helpful with nausea in general, whether you’re pregnant or not. There are other anti-nausea herbs that you can get in a nutritional supplement or in a tea as well, such as lemon or chamomile.

Keeping hydrated may help you safely handle morning sickness, too. When you’re dehydrated, you’re that much more likely to feel nauseous, which will of course make your morning sickness worse.

If your morning sickness is severe or if you can’t keep any food down, talk to your doctor. You need to be able to get the nutrients your baby needs, and severe morning sickness can interfere with that if it’s not treated properly.

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